Ariadne's Ambivalence (A poem contributed by Folio)

shadow By Halley Furlong-Mitchell,

 

I warned you: I would snore. You could have just rolled me over in the night.

No need for abandonment.

 

Now I am haunted by Meadowlands, gray Subarus, black hair––

 

A god has come. I am to be his wife.

He knows nothing of half-lives or untangling.

 

I fuck him

but I still feel the imprint of your palm on my back.

Tell me: is it just the rain outside or did I hear you

breathe there just now, my old shadow––

Folio is Skidmore's oldest student-run literary magazine. We accept and publish work digitally on a rolling basis, and we publish a print issue at the end of every academic year. The submission deadline for this year's reading period is March 23, 2015. Submissions of any type (fiction, poetry, non-fiction, photography, art, etc.) should be sent as separate attachments to folio@skidmore.edu. Learn more about Folio and the work we produced from our Facebook page and our publication website, and keep your eyes peeled for our print publication, which will be distributed in April.

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